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Midwifery-Led Care Team Midwife - Private Maternity

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Pro rata per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Private Maternity Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The Kensington Wing is looking for individuals to join our dedicated private maternity team providing exceptional patient care and delivering an above and beyond patient experience whilst embracing the Trust values.

If you are an experienced and motivated midwife with a passion for exceeding expectation whilst championing a personalised approach to care, we would love to hear from you. You will have demonstrable clinical competencies, and bring an outstanding can do attitude which has the patient experience at the heart of everything you do. You will be able to establish your credibility with multiple stakeholders including consultants and midwives and enjoy being part of a high performing team. The Kensington Wing team prides itself on being family-friendly, compassionate and a place to nurture and grow its staff members to reach their full potential.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be able to motivate and engage others to ensure services support the Trust's values, whilst demonstrating a pioneering approach to challenge convention and traditional ways of working to provide the best care possible for our families.

Working in private maternity maintains NHS length of service and pension contributions, as you are employed by the Trust.

Main duties of the job

This midwife will be part of the team that is responsible for a defined cohort of low-risk women who have chosen private midwifery-led care providing continuity throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

This will include facilitating antenatal clinics, antenatal education and community postnatal visits where appropriate.

This midwife will also work closely with the obstetric consultants on Kensington Wing (Private Maternity Unit) not only as link consultants to the midwifery-led care team but to deliver a high standard of midwifery care to their patients. It is recognised that these women have chosen private consultant-led obstetric care.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop up-to-date evidence based professional knowledge and competence in accordance with NMC legislation and recommendations. Promote and role model positive professional behaviour.
  • To abide by the NMC Midwives Rules and Standards (2012). As a Registered Midwife, you are personally accountable for development of your practice.
  • Maintain and develop high standards of research-based midwifery care.
  • Implement Trust policies and protocols utilising significant discretion to work within a set of defined parameters and ensure that all care is carried out within the agreed standard and policy. Participate in up-dating and revising of policies and guidelines as appropriate.
  • Liaise and maintain effective working relationships with hospital and community midwifery based staff as well as other professional groups. Liaise effectively with the Professional Midwifery Advocates and demonstrate an understanding of the role of their role.
  • Have awareness of the pressure and workload on professional colleagues and manage the existing resources as required on a daily basis.
  • Actively promoting the implementation of service developments and quality initiatives to enhance service provision.
  • The post holder is aware and identifies concerns relating to child protection (Childrens Act, 1989) liaising with the Named Midwife for Child Protection and the multidisciplinary team.
  • To show regard and respect for different ethnic, cultural and religious beliefs within the provision of all aspects of midwifery care.
  • The midwife will show an awareness and understanding of vulnerable adults at risk and the processes and support mechanisms available. This midwife will seek advice from the senior midwife in all instances

  • Act as an autonomous practitioner in all areas of normal midwifery practice as guided by the Midwives Rules and Standards (2012). This role encompasses the care given during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period.
  • The post holder is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the total care to women/mothers and babies over a 24 hour period.
  • Give advice, care and support to women who lose or terminate their pregnancies for whatever reason and provide support and guidance for midwives who are less experienced in this aspect of midwifery care.
  • Maintain competence in, manage and co-ordinate emergency procedures which require knowledge and expertise whilst awaiting medical assistance.
  • Record and report all adverse clinical risks utilising the appropriate incident reporting system and forms.

  • Participate in the setting, maintaining and reviewing of standards of midwifery practice. Participate in the teaching and orientation of learners and new members of staff.
  • To provide the effective mentoring/associate mentoring and assessment of student midwives and ensure that appropriate records and reports on student progress are available to the relevant University.
  • Disseminate professional and clinical knowledge to colleagues. Encourage and develop innovation in practice.
  • Ensure that appropriate health education is provided for women and their families making full use of available resources. Introducing new developments and practices as necessary.
  • Participate in Trust mandatory training programmes, including MOMS.
  • Play an active role in the planning and provision of parent education and information programmes.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Practising midwife with previous experience
  • Evidence of a commitment to post-registration education and achievement of all the preceptorship programme competencies


  • Practice supervisor and/or practice assessor qualification
  • NIPE trained
  • Minimum of 2 years post preceptor experience



  • Previous comprehensive midwifery experience in all areas of midwifery.
  • Evidence of previous management of a ward area or community case load in the absence of the senior midwife.
  • Experience of providing care in a Birth Centre or low risk maternity unit


  • Experience in private care
  • Proficient in antenatal education classes
  • Confident in supporting pool births



  • Communicating effectively with women, staff and other agencies
  • Facilitate effective team working
  • Evidence of knowledge of recent midwifery research and clinical audit
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply research to practice and to support changes in practice as a result of clinical audit
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of suturing skills


  • Trained in complementary therapies
  • Lactation consultant or tongue-tie practitoner

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham road


SW10 9NH

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